Wilson: Voters sent a message to Breckenridge on child care tax
November 12, 2013
I was very surprised to read in the November 6 Summit Daily News article that there is apparently some post election maneuvering by the Town of Breckenridge involving the day care program that was voted down last Tuesday. I don’t understand, it seems quite simple, Breckenridge voters decided not to fund the program so the program is cancelled, right? No need to convene any task forces; no need to get more public input as that was done during Tuesday’s vote. I also don’t understand the articles reference speculating that if more people would have voted to sustain funding the measure might have passed. Seem pretty obvious that in any election if the losing side got more votes they might have won; but that didn’t happen. Heck, if Hillary Clinton would have gotten more votes in the primary she might be president. Let’s face it, this past spending spree only occurred because the millions of tax payer dollars spent on it were misappropriated from taxes approved by voters specifically for recreational facilities. No one likes bait and switch. Please do not swindle Breckenridge tax payers again by ignoring their vote and attempting to reincarnate this program by robbing other important town budgets. That’s just wrong.
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